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Pitfalls in

Volker Kessler
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 34, No 1 | a721 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v34i1.721 | © 2013 Volker Kessler | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 17 February 2012 | Published: 14 March 2013

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This article is about the pitfalls involved in writing a Christian handbook on leadership. By analysing some elements of the Rule of Benedict it is argued that it is impossible to write such a handbook without using non-Biblical sources. Moreover, there are typical pitfalls when authors attempt to develop a pure Biblical leadership theory. The first pitfall is typical of Christians representing Niebuhr


Christian Leadership; Niebuhr; Transforming Leadership


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